It's reread time.
Ok, even on the second read I cried. What's an 18 y.o. to do when their loser of a mother abandons him and his little brother? That's the question. Yeah, Bear has his issues, but who wouldn't? He has to give up his dreams of school to stay home and take care of The Kid. Bear is not alone he has Otter (sigh) along with other friends.
This book is nice and long, full of emotions and angst. Yeah, I wanted to smack Bear, but he redeems himself. Otter, Otter, Otter
Don't lead cows to the slaughter
is playing loops in my head.